CTS 085: Cisco Advanced Services Team at CLUS

This is a recording from Cisco Live 2017 in the Podcast Domain. We had a few Cisco Advanced Services members join the podcast to discuss various topics about wireless.

This episode is sponsored by Metageek.

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Podcast Domain at Cisco Live 2017

Clear To Send with Cisco Advanced Services at Cisco Live 2017

We were fortunate to have a dedicated podcast space at Cisco Live 2017 called Podcast Domain. Many thanks to Lauren for setting this up and scheduling Cisco engineers to speak with us. I am joined by a special co-host, Drew Lentz, who is a wireless professional and man who runs many businesses 😉

Those joining us from Cisco Advanced Services are:

Eric Holderson – Does wireless and scripting. He has been with Cisco for 10 years now and started in the BU. He has done some Assurewave testing, has been in the escalation team, and now into services.

Matt Swartz – 14 years at Cisco and has always been in Advanced Services. He is also Captain Wired! Started in routing and switching then moved into wireless.

Jake Fussell – Has been at Cisco for 12 years, first 5 years spent in TAC for wireless. Then moved into TAC escalation before being recruited into services.

Josh Suhr – Worked at a Cisco Partner before making the move to Cisco. Kind of a Swiss Army Knife and can work on routing, security, wireless, etc. Started in services 6 years ago.

In this episode, it runs more like a roundtable. We don’t have any one specific topic we focus on. We primarily get to know members of the advanced services team, get their perspective on how they do wireless and where they see it going from Cisco’s point of view. It is especially interesting since Cisco announced new products and a new direction this year with Cisco DNA, SD-Access, etc. A lot of things focused on machine learning and analytics, which we dive into a bit.

This group does a lot of stadium deployments for the MLB which have been described as an excellent partner. They utilize a lot of Cisco technology to reach out to their fans.

This initial conversation gets us talking about machine learning and analytics right away. You may want to look at BRKEWN-2033 with JP Vasseur on Cloud Machine Learning and Analytics for DNA.

Other topics we discuss:

  • What skills are required to deploy wireless beyond the fundamentals and basics. RF is a given, but what about the solutions we need to provide.
  • Getting into wireless
  • How is this different from Mist (Beaconpoint)
  • Client sensors
  • Cisco Engage
  • Cisco CMX
  • Hyperlocation vs Beaconpoint – how do you decide?
  • Use cases for Hyperlocation
  • CWNP

 

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Rowell, CWNE #210, is a network engineer in Higher-Ed. He enjoys working with wireless networking technologies and loves to share and engage with the community. You can connect with him on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

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